Ridge & Winemaking: Video Series

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We’ve recently created of a variety of video features to cover several topics important to us here at Ridge. The following installments cover our pre-industrial winemaking philosophy, our site-specific, single-vineyard approach, and in-depth looks at our Monte Bello, Geyserville, and Lytton Springs Estates. Watch them below, and if you want to continue to follow our new content, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Pre-Industrial Winemaking at Ridge

At Ridge, we call our approach to winemaking “pre-industrial.” We believe that for anyone attempting to make fine wine, modern additives, and industrial processing limit true quality. Watch the video above for an in-depth description of what this approach means to us.

A Sense of Place

This video investigates Ridge Vineyard’s approach to site specific winemaking from distinctive, old vine vineyards. From Monte Bello to Lytton Springs, our vineyards were chosen with purpose.

Monte Bello: The Place & the Wine

Explore the uniqueness of Monte Bello: a vineyard with a legacy for consistently impressive wines, including its success in the Judgement of Paris.

Lytton Springs: An Exceptional Piece of Ground

Lytton Springs is home to 100 plus-year-old zinfandel vines interplanted with petite sirah, carignane, a small amount of mataro, and grenache. Learn more about our Lytton Springs vineyards, history, and the ground from which we grow our critically acclaimed wines.

Geyserville: History in the Ground

In the heart of the Alexander Valley, Ridge’s Geyserville wine production began in 1966, but the original vines were planted in 1882. Learn more about the ground’s consistency, history, and more through the video above.

Rhône’s at Ridge: Fifty Years of Exploration

Pursuing an interest in grape varieties that have played a major role in California’s viticultural history, Ridge made varietal bottlings of petite sirah for fifty years (1970), mataro and carignane for thirty years (1990) and grenache for twenty-eight (1992).


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